mathematics or computing:
Focus (cognitive process), selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things
Focus (computing), a term used to describe which of a number of GUI elements currently accepts keyboard input
Focus (optics), a point toward which light rays are made to converge
Focus (linguistics), a concept referring to the way information in one phrase relates to information that has come before
Focus (earthquake), an earthquake’s underground point of origin or hypocenter
FOCUS, a database reporting program
FOCUS (hardware), a CPU architecture
Helicon Focus, an image software program
Focus (geometry), a focus of a conic section
I don’t know what Grannymar was focussing on when she chose this topic, but my focus this weekend has been on the past forty years and my family.
Why 40 years—it’s because my husband and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary today. The first phone call this morning was from my cousin brother Sampat in the US who had come for my wedding as a young lad—it was his first solo outing and he sat down with an older cousin to keep track of the presents and cash that came in as presents. Looking at his focus, no wonder then that he went on to become a Chartered Accountant!!
When you focus on the years gone by, I think it comes into perspective when you see a younger generation becoming hulks and taking over your life. Your experience(s) become more a focus of your own life’s adventures and loses its importance in the larger pool of family lore and learning. That is as it should be as like gadgets, your own experiences become dated in the larger sense.
Experiences are finally between gains and loss, successes and failures—in every field and engagement of life. This too is subjective as the focus is through the narrow aperture and not a broad view lens. Once you put it to zoom then you become insignificant in the larger landscape—a small speck in sands of time!
Focus in Indian thought is also an important method of meditation. The focus is not outward but within through an integral part of you—the breath. When that focus is in place then you can delve within yourself to achieve equilibrium, peace and tranquillity.
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